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Old 15th August 2007, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default searching for needle vu-meter, led back lit

I am looking for a source:
0-100% vu-meter scale,
needle type
led backlit,

I have seen the Mcintosh amps and just loved it.

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Old 16th August 2007, 02:45 PM   #2
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How about getting any VU meter and adding your own backlight? Then you can have any color you want, even switch from green to red as the needle crosses the line...

I don't think VU meters are marked off in %- are they?

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Old 18th August 2007, 06:47 PM   #3
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Ive got a pair of needle VU meters that were from an old 1970"s Akai recording console but thet have small incandescant backlights but i"m sure they can be switched to LED"s....

i guess they are about 1 3/4 in x 1 in in size...if yer interested make me an offer......


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Old 23rd August 2007, 12:17 PM   #4
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Default schematic of Behringer EP2500

Hi Minion,

I'm so sorry to place this in the wrong thread because I still can't email you yet due to my few posts.

Can you please send me that schematic of the Behringer EP2500?
These Behringer Guys are really making a fuzz out of giving away schematics...

I'd like to mod the fan control and see whatelse can be done :-)

Thank you very much, Greetz

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Old 23rd August 2007, 03:34 PM   #5
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If you really want the McIntosh look, I have a few cases of genuine MC1000 meters around here somewhere. They are quite large. Youd need to add a blue light behind them yourself. Also, youd need to make a little rectifier/filter/attenuator do drive them.

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Old 23rd August 2007, 04:41 PM   #6
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Do you have info on how to light those?
how many leds?, side or back lit?.....
tks, Christian
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Old 23rd August 2007, 05:17 PM   #7
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Hi Minion,

I'm so sorry to place this in the wrong thread because I still can't email you yet due to my few posts.

Can you please send me that schematic of the Behringer EP2500?
These Behringer Guys are really making a fuzz out of giving away schematics...

I'd like to mod the fan control and see whatelse can be done :-)

Thank you very much, Greetz

Andreas


i have then EP-2500 schematic so find a way to get me yer e-mail and i"ll send it to you....try to PM me with yer e-mail....it is a 559kb PDF file.....

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Old 26th August 2007, 02:27 AM   #8
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Hi Christian:

The meters are manufactured by Modutec for McIntosh. The back side is a milky white plastic upon which you must project a uniform light field. McIntosh probably has a separate module for just that. There are no mounting holes or brackets on the meter for LEDs/bulbs. Im swamped with work lately, but Ill try and find the pictures I took of them for you.

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Old 26th August 2007, 05:18 AM   #9
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Will the manufactureer sell these to us? They are very cool.
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Old 26th August 2007, 05:23 PM   #10
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Will the manufactureer sell these to us? They are very cool.
My guess would be no, since they are a proprietary item.
Here's a picture of one of the ones I have...

Click the image to open in full size.

I'll try and dig them up so you can see a picture of the back and sides.

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